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4:15 PM ET, November 5, 2014


 Top News: 
Axel Springer drops bid to block Google from running snippets of news, citing traffic decline  —  Germany's top publisher bows to Google in news licensing row  —  (Reuters) - Germany's biggest news publisher Axel Springer has scrapped a move to block Google from running snippets of articles …
Esther Breger / The New Republic:
Fusion's Election Night Coverage Was Like ‘The Daily Show’ For People Who Think Politics Don't Matter  —  For most news networks, election night is a time to solidify one's image and unveil new technologies.  CNN had its usual flashy stunts, and the flashiest was the Empire State Building …
John McDermott / Digiday:
Snapchat in talks with CNN, Comedy Central, Vice, more about serving articles, audio, and video in new “Discover” area of app  —  Snapchat is in partnership talks with BuzzFeed, Time, others  —  Snapchat is in negotiations with Comedy Central, Spotify and Vice for the upcoming launch …
Jeremy Barr / Capital New York:
Times names a ‘print editor’ for metro  —  Dean Chang, who serves as city editor for The New York Times, has been appointed to the new position of “print editor” for the metro section.  —  In his new role, Chang “will be responsible for planning, coordinating and executing metro's daily print section …
Brent Lang / Variety:
Time Warner Q3: revenue up 3% to $6.24B; Turner Broadcasting up 5% to $2.4B; HBO up 10% to $1.3B  —  Time Warner Quarterly Earnings Beat Wall Street Projections  —  Time Warner third quarter earnings beat Wall Street's estimates.  Revenues at the company increased 3% to $6.24 billion versus $6.04 billion …
Alex Weprin / Capital New York:
Time Warner executives on HBO streaming plans, Dish Network dispute
Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab:
Unable to find a local partner, the much praised Homicide Watch D.C. is shutting down  —  Philly's lauded is stopping daily gun-crime reporting  —  More sad news from the startups-covering-local-crime world.  Yesterday, it was Philadelphia's …
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
English PEN calls for review of ‘chilling’ press regulation legislation  —  English PEN, the free speech and literature charity, is calling for a review of legislation underpinning press regulation.  —  It has raised concerns, in a report issued today, about the creation of a new class of publisher …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Dish Prepared to Take TNT, TBS Off Lineup, Leave CNN Dark for Good: Ergen  —  Satcaster's chairman says it has hit technical snags for OTT service but still plans launch by end of 2014 FILM TV DIGITAL CONTENDERS VIDEO DIRT JOBS MORE SIGN IN search HOMEBIZNEWS Dish Prepared to Take TNT …
Chris Sutcliffe / TheMediaBriefing:
Time Inc's latest results show a company racing its own falling print revenue  —  Advertising, Consumer Media, Digital Media  —  Time Inc, publisher of titles including Time magazine, the NME and Entertainment Weekly, has recorded expectation-beating Q3 revenues but has lowered …
Linda Nguyen / The Canadian Press:
Toronto Star to eliminate paywall, launch new tablet edition  —  Torstar CEO David Holland speaks to shareholders at their annual general meeting in Toronto on May 7.  —  TORONTO — Torstar Corp. plans to remove the paywall at the country's largest newspaper, the Toronto Star …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Kobalt, which represents major artists, reports that royalties collected from Spotify in Europe in Q1 surpass those from iTunes by 13%  —  In Europe, Spotify Royalties Overtake iTunes Earnings By 13%  —  Spotify may be smarting from the removal of Taylor Swift's music catalogue from its platform …
Press Gazette:
Sun six trial told that News Corp gave evidence on journalists to police to stop coporate prosecution  —  The Sun six conspiracy trial was told yesterday that News Corp handed evidence about journalists over to the police in order to save the company itself from a corporate prosecution.
Discussion: Guardian and @dangillmor
Yoree Koh / Wall Street Journal:
New App ‘Hash’ Attempts to Better Organize Tweets Around Events  —  For years, new Twitter users have complained that the social media service is too hard to navigate.  Finding relevant content before it gets lost in the noise can prove challenging.  —  While over half a billion tweets …
Discussion: @sub8u, @wsjd and @yoreekoh
Ryan Mac / Forbes:
GoPro Adds New Media Executive To Continue Content Push  —  GoPro is slowly solidifying its reputation as a media company.  —  The San Mateo, Calif. company announced that it had hired former Guggenheim Digital Media executive Zander Lurie to head its media division.
Discussion: Variety, Bidness Etc, ValueWalk and Re/code
Brett Zongker / Associated Press:
Newseum CEO departs amid fundraising struggles  —  1 photo  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — The chief executive of the Newseum and its parent organization the Freedom Forum is resigning from the museum of journalism and the First Amendment after three years at the helm of an institution struggling to cover its costs.
Discussion: Philanthropy … and Poynter
Ben Woods / The Next Web:
BFI revamps its on-demand platform for indie movies  —  The British Film Institute (BFI) has redesigned its platform for independent films to make it easier for users to navigate, and to provide room to show off additional content.  —  As well as making things a little slicker and simpler …
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